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CCT orders Saraki’s counsel thrown out, dismisses application

21 April 2016, 14:02

Abuja-  Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar ordered the counsel of Senate President Bukola Saraki escorted out of the courtroom after a fierce argument with the judge.

One of Saraki's counsels Rapheal Oluyede, asked the tribunal’s chairman, Danladi Umar to disqualify himself from the case.

Oluyode who was appearing for the second time at the tribunal, rose up shortly after appearances were announced and attempted to introduce a motion which he said had been communicated to the tribunal on Wednesday.

Also read: Evidence surfaces against CCT chairman

The prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, objected strongly to the motion, and interrupted Oluyede.

The tribunal chairman dismissed the motion swiftly.

The tribunal soon became rowdy as the counsel holding brief for Kanu Agabi, Saraki’s lead counsel, insisted they be heard.

Oluyede got into a fierce argument with Danladi and was almost escorted out of the tribunal by the police, following the order of the tribunal chairman, before Jacobs pleaded on his behalf.

Saraki is facing trial for being accused of false asset declaration.

- News 24


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